India vs West Indies, T20Is: Key players in focusLast updated on Dec 03, 2019, 06:55 pm
India and West Indies gear up for three T20Is, starting December 6 in Hyderabad.
India had earlier outwit Windies in the T20Is back in August.
Post that, India were held by South Africa 1-1 and the side went on to beat Bangladesh 2-1.
One expects to see a lot of fireworks in the upcoming series.
Here are the players to watch out for.
Kohli and Rohit
Kohli and Rohit to vie for records and runs
India will have the luxury of playing with two of the most prolific run-scorers in T20Is.
This series could see Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli vying for records and runs.
At the moment. Rohit leads the show with 2,539 career T20I runs.
Kohli, who was rested for the Bangladesh series, has 2,450 runs.
One can expect the two to be at their best.
Bhuvi and Kuldeep
Returning Kuldeep and Bhuvi will be aiming to do well
Bhuvneshwar Kumar last played a T20I for India against West Indies in August.
The senior pacer has been battling with injuries post that.
Bhuvi will want to lead the attack in a format that suits him.
It is a crucial series for him.
Kuldeep Yadav, who was dropped from the last three T20I series, makes a return.
His wrist-spin could help India attack WI.
Hetmyer and Pooran
Hetmyer and Pooran the best bets for West Indies
West Indies will be hoping to see two of their promising youngsters to come good.
24-year-old Nicholas Pooran has already shown his exploits of late.
He is gaining confidence with each passing game and understands the conditions well.
22-year-old Shimron Hetmyer needs to make the most out of the chances ahead of the Indian Premier League 2020 auction.
He needs to be more consistent.
Kieron Pollard will need to lead WI well
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard will need to rally his side.
Under his leadership, WI lost the T20I series recently against Afghanistan by a 2-1 margin.
The test will be a tougher one against India and Pollard will look to lead by example.
He has a lot of pedigree and can play match-winning knocks.
He can also handle pressure situations well.